Cellist Ariana Arcu Performs Feb. 2

Jan. 26, 2010


FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama Department of Music and Theatre will present a faculty recital by cellist Ariana Arcu at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Music Building Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Arcu began her violoncello studies at age 7 in Clun, Romania. The daughter of prominent cellist Valentin Arcu, she was the winner of numerous national competitions, including the first-prize winner of the Constanta, Romania, National Cello Competition in 1994.

Arcu earned a degree from the Bucharest Conservatory of Music in 2000. After touring and recording with The Scorpions, she came to the United States to pursue a degree from The University of Alabama.

Arcu has performed in Korea, Singapore, Thailand and throughout Europe. She was recently invited to perform in Havana, Cuba, with members of The University of Alabama Artist-Faculty. She is a teaching fellow at The University of Alabama, where she is also a doctoral candidate.

Arcu serves as a cello instructor at the University of North Alabama and also teaches in the Florence String Camp at UNA during the summer.

For more information, contact the UNA Department of Music and Theatre at 256-765-4375 or jbaughman@una.edu.